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How to Stop the Runaway Train of Anxiety in 4 Steps

Anxiety can feel like a runaway train – and when it’s coming, we often tell ourselves a story; we over identify with what’s happening; and unfortunately, this only serves to intensify the speed of the train, rather than slow it down. There is so much research about how meditation helps

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People Who Are Dying Are a Lot Happier Than You Think

Fear of death is a fundamental part of the human experience—we dread the possibility of pain and suffering and lament the day when we may lose our loved ones. Although thinking about dying can cause considerable angst, new research suggests that the actual emotional experiences of the dying are both more

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Using Instagram Can Actually Make Adolescents Feel Closer and More Loved By Their Friends

Your food, your vacation, your carefully curated life – all posted for your friends in a filtered image. Some may scoff at adolescents’ use of social media networks as they pine for likes. Is this just frivolous behavior? Or are they really just solidifying their social connections to friends? A

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How Yoga Turns Your Bad Thoughts into Good Thoughts

You learned in grade school science class that energy can appear in either the potential or kinetic form. The electricity in the wiring of your home is available for any use you choose. When you turn a light switch to the “on” position, energy appears in the form of light.

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These 20 Recovery Affirmations Are Good for Everyone’s Health

What we tell ourselves directly affects how we think, feel and act. And how we think, feel and act directly impacts our health. Healing this mind-body connection is, in fact, at the forefront of what I do as a clinician in the field of addiction treatment. In many ways, my

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Heartfelt Memories May Be More Effective Than Shaming to Help Smokers Quit

Rather than inciting fear, this new study says that anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings instead of using scare tactics. Researchers from Michigan State University say that advertisers often use nostalgia-evoking messages to promote consumer products, and that tactic could be just as effective

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Easy Intervention Proves Effective in Reducing Suicide Among Soldiers

Suicidal behavior among active-duty service members can be reduced for up to six months with a relatively simple intervention that gives them concrete steps to follow during an emotional crisis, according to a new study. The study’s findings show there was a 75% reduction in suicide attempts among participants who

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